Workout inspiration

A couple years ago, my then-winter boo and I were hanging out at his place — as winter boos do on an especially cold winter evening. Snuggling on the couch, we started watching “The Biggest Loser.” I got so into the show that when he fell asleep, I found more episodes on demand and keptContinue reading “Workout inspiration”

A slight addiction

It’s Workout Wednesday! Let’s talk about workout attire. I remember exactly when it happened. I was taking yoga in New York’s Fashion District. Imagine immaculately dressed fashion models and designers in yoga class. Cute hair. Cute clothes. Cute pedicures. I was there, too. Dressed in my usual cropped running tights and t-shirt. Hair in aContinue reading “A slight addiction”

Work it

https://twitter.com/candacenelson/status/489914743394541568 Years ago, my aunt, the massage therapist, told me that your muscles are like Play-Doh. When they’re not worked, they get stiff. If you start massaging them and moving them, they become soft and pliable again. I have a desk job, which makes it really hard not to get stiff. I make a pointContinue reading “Work it”

Don’t be boring

One thing I learned in my 20 weeks of Spanish class was “soy aburrida,” which means “I’m the boring kind of person.” My biggest fear is leading a boring life. In fact, I’ve instructed some close friends to shoot me if/when the most exciting thing I have to talk about is a trip to Target.Continue reading “Don’t be boring”

Get to stepping

Bougie alerted me that yesterday’s post did not publish properly, so it’s Workout Thursday instead. Happy #Workout Wednesday! Today let’s talk about the benefits of walking. I live in New York City. I walk a ton. I easily get the recommended 10,000 steps a day, right? Wrong! It’s harder than you’d think! My commute isContinue reading “Get to stepping”

Getting motivated

This #WorkoutWednesday, it’s all about finding motivation during the worst month of the year. Another round of snow is threatening to dump on New York tomorrow, so I’m making sure I get to the gym tonight. It’s been a long, harsh winter. For being the shortest month, February sure is hanging around longer than itContinue reading “Getting motivated”

Best Month Ever

It’s so easy to get caught up in what’s wrong, and when I do that, I write a post like this sad December one. When a polar vortex is hitting New York and I have the option to work from home, it’s easy to get stuck in my four walls. That’s not a good placeContinue reading “Best Month Ever”

No vacation from exercise

Workout Wednesday is colliding with Hawaii Week on the Living Life Big blog! I’m all about being active on vacation without it making it feel like work. Hikes to lookout spots, walking through major cities and paddleboarding through turquoise water are some of my favorites. Hawaii would be a fantastic place for a weight-loss camp.Continue reading “No vacation from exercise”

Workout Wednesday: Time to jump!

It’s Workout Wednesday again! I haven’t played in a while. I still remember my first time. I put on the boots and it took me a couple failures to figure out how to stand up. I took a few hesitant steps, which turned into hops, which turned into full-on jumping. Kangoo Jumps is a low-impact,Continue reading “Workout Wednesday: Time to jump!”

Welcome, 2014!

Happy New Year, everyone! I’ve been editing New Year’s content for a couple weeks now and thinking about what I would resolve to do. You might know this about me, but I like to improve myself all year round. I rather obsess about accomplishing and am disappointed in myself when I don’t cross goals offContinue reading “Welcome, 2014!”